Hoopla Access to Change to Four Items per Month

June 19, 2019 | Wendy B.

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Starting July 1, 2019, we'll be reducing the number of Hoopla Digital items you can borrow from eight per month to four. 

We know you love videos, so we are trying to diversify the services we offer. In 2017 we added Kanopy, a streaming service for classic movies, indie films and documentaries. And soon we will be launching Medici.tv, which gives access to live performances of classical music, opera and ballet.

But these services are expensive for us to provide. Reducing the Hoopla plays will allow us to maintain the service and continue to offer other products, to give you a broad range of content to choose from.

In addition to your four Hoopla items per month, you still have access to eight Kanopy videos per month, as well as unlimited OverDrive videos and educational videos from HSTalks, and – coming soon – unlimited access to Medici.tv. We also have a huge collection of physical DVDs, including movies that would be difficult to find on a streaming service. 

Here are some movies from sources you might not have explored yet: 

Kanopy Digital Video



Sunset Boulevard

Call Me By Your Name

New: Kanopy Paramount Pictures Collection

There Will Be Blood

Pretty In Pink


Harold and Maude

OverDrive Digital Video

The Babushkas of Chernobyl

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

A Simple Life

OverDrive videos based on kids' books

Knuffle Bunny

I Want My Hat Back

The Great Courses: Complete downloads from OverDrive 

The Science of Mindfulness

The History of Ancient Egypt


DVDs of films you can't stream on Netflix 

Crazy Rich Asians

The Godfather


Star Wars A New Hope

The Fly

The Princess Bride